Posts Tagged ‘Thee Lolitas’

ToDo ToDay: Chains of Dew, Hiss Golden Messenger, and Ty Segall

Choose from a decades-old play or noisy garage-rock tonight.

ToDo ToDay: Cut Copy, Cherry Blossom Cocktails, and a Travis Jackson Benefit

In 2001, Dan Whitford, then the owner of an Australian graphic design company, toggled through the choices on his MacBook’s edit menu and stopped on two words: cut and copy. The words became a source of inspiration; Whitford traded in the computer keyboard for a musical one and formed the synthpop quartet Cut Copy. In [...]

One Track Mind: Thee Lolitas, “Velvet Underwear”

Standout Track: No. 1, “Velvet Underwear,” from the new double 7-inch by D.C. garage-rock trio Thee Lolitas. All four songs on the EP—co-released by Fandango Records and Arnold Records—are manic rippers guaranteed to start a bar brawl. Just don’t go looking for deep meaning behind the tunes. “Panties,” says guitarist/barker Vlad Dolan when asked what [...]

ToDo ToDay: “Ten Freedom Summers,” Latino Art, Carl Craig, and Sparks

Setting Lyndon Johnson’s ambitious social policies to music seems equal parts brainy and boring. But Wadada Leo Smith’s jazz piece about the “Great Society” programs comes from a place more personal than political; it’s a portion of Ten Freedom Summers, his magnum opus dedicated to moments in the Civil Rights movement. Read more >>> Wadada Leo Smith [...]

ToDo ToDay: Bassekou Kouyate, H Street Festival, Terry Malts, and Erotic Fan Fiction

While Malian musician Bassekou Kouyate and his group Ngoni Ba recorded their latest album, Jama Ko, in a Bamako studio, the nation was immersed in turmoil: The military was overthrowing the president, and Islamic fundamentalists were imposing sharia law in the north. Inspired and affected by the political disorder, Kouyate created an energetic album incorporating the [...]

ToDo ToDay: Noël Coward at the Phillips Collection and Bach at Fort Reno

If you like theater but only have so much tolerance for the close quarters of the Capital Fringe Festival, take a night off and catch a show in the rarefied environs of the Phillips Collection instead. In conjunction with the exhibit "Georges Braque and the Cubist Still Life," the museum presents a staged reading of [...]

ToDo ToDay: Hudson Mohawke! March on Washington Film Festival!

Scottish DJ prodigy Hudson Mohawke has grown up since he was named the youngest-ever finalist for the United Kingdom’s DMC DJ Championship at age 15. Now, at 27, he’s matured into a legitimate producer. Mohawke landed production credits on Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music compilation Cruel Summer, then on the egomaniacal hip-hop artist’s chart-topping Yeezus. And he's still [...]

Listen: Foul Swoops’ “Good Looks”

Foul Swoops, the scuzziest punks in Northern Virginia, dropped a doozy of a new song early this morning. According to the trio's Soundcloud page, "Good Looks" was recorded in Arlington by Nikhil Ranade (formerly of Calibos) last November, and the Swoops promise more to come.
The band has two local shows coming up: It plays Red Onion [...]

ToDo ToDay: The Ascent of Women, the Death of Mountains

Hey high-achieving ladies, want to feel even better about yourselves and your future? How about a book-length explanation of why professional success won’t tank your chances of landing a man—if you even want one? In her book The Richer Sex, Washington Post reporter Liza Mundy has rounded up the research, concluding that the tidal wave [...]

Don’t Be Bored: From the Back of the Room Premieres Tonight

Armed with her firsthand experiences as a woman in the punk scene and camera equipment borrowed from her day job, D.C. filmmaker Amy Oden began shooting the interviews that would compose From the Back of the Room in 2007. It took four years of blood, sweat, and fundraising to produce the film that will gets its [...]